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When the statewide Facebook group “Teacher 2 Teacher Blessing” started about a month ago, three teachers in the Frankfort Independent Schools system came up with the idea of starting a local group.
Renovations at F.D. Wilkinson Gym are a step closer to getting underway after the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education unanimously approved that final construction documents be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education and Housing Building and Construction.
Sparked in part by the local Black Lives Matter march and the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the Capitol rotunda, Frankfort Independent Schools is looking for more ways to add race-related topics to its curriculum.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Re-entry Task Force is hoping to have school reopening recommendations to elected district leaders in early July.
School Superintendents Mark Kopp and Houston Barber both hope to have a plan to reopen schools that can be presented at their July 6 school board meetings.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. on June 16 to correct the spelling of physician's assistant to physician assistant.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education also received an update about renovations of the F.D. Wilkinson Gym from Craig Aossey, of G. Scott & Associates Architects PLC, at Monday's meeting.
Frankfort High's Gabriel Langley-Boaventura has been named a Semper Fidelis All-American in football by the United States Marine Corps.
Frankfort High’s student council came to life in a big way this past school year, and two FHS council officers will be serving on the state level.
Some Kentucky school superintendents say they wouldn't be able to re-open schools under suggested state guidelines that require social distancing on school buses, rely on children to wear masks and will disrupt the normal class structure of upper grades.
After being open for over 130 years, Frankfort High has plenty of traditions, ones that this year’s senior class had missed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sam Sams and Tyler Reed stepped into new roles this past school year, taking over as principals at Second Street School and Frankfort High, respectively.
Frankfort High’s seniors have a big weekend planned later this summer, but they’ll kick off their senior activities Saturday with a driving parade beginning at noon.
The Frankfort Independent School District and the Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council is partnering to host a free online Kindergarten Readiness Summit for parents and early care and education providers from June 1-6.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will honor its high school seniors with a one-hour program that will be streamed on the department's special YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Saturday.
After a few weeks to deal with end-of-year activities and to catch a breath, Frankfort Independent Schools will assemble a reentry task force to determine how the start of the 2020-21 school year will look.
As Kentucky school districts attempt to plan for the start of the next school year without knowing how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will provide guidance for several possibilities for reopening schools.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber was among 45 senior education leaders from across the country recognized as National Council for Community and Education Partnerships 2020 District Leadership Institute graduates.
One local school district is rewarding its food service employees, who have put in countless hours on the front lines feeding students while in-person classes are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with HERO pay.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 10:12 p.m. to clarify Commissioner John Sower's motion was for Sower Field 1 and Sower Field 2, not the softball fields.
Three Frankfort High School juniors have been accepted into the 2020 Governor’s Scholar Program, a summer residential program for gifted high schoolers.
Frankfort Independent Schools' last day for students is slated for Monday, May 18, pending school board approval next week.
For the Class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased or postponed many of the in-person traditions that previous graduates have participated in. And while officials at both local school districts are looking at a variety of options for graduation ceremonies, a Frankfort radio station is u…
The Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students who reside in Franklin County.
One day after the announcement of the recommended closure of all schools to in-person instruction for the rest of the school year, the KHSAA has officially canceled the spring sports season and the resumption of the state basketball tournaments.
Just hours after in-person classes were canceled for the remainder of the academic year, Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber sent out a letter to families.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person classes at Kentucky public schools have been canceled for the remainder of the school year.
With the city’s three homeless shelters nearing capacity, a temporary emergency shelter will soon be up and running at F.D. Wilkinson Gymnasium at 315 Ewing St.
Though nothing has been etched in stone, Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber tasked school board members to think about what the end of the school year will look like for students.
With local students being schooled from home and many parents and adults working remotely, The State Journal has compiled a list of free virtual offerings of field trips and lessons.